A big thank you to the Backpackers Club for inviting me to talk on 21st April to the Club’s Annual Gathering Weekend, held this year in Newcastle-on-Clun. A large and very friendly audience packed the village hall and listened to my presentation on Offa’s Dyke and the challenges facing its conservation. The Club made a donation to the ODA on the night but since then we have received a number of additional private donations. We are very grateful for all of them. The money will go towards our next Conservation Fund project.